Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Furniture designer.
Hometown: Bergen, Norway.
Studio location: Stavanger, Norway.
Describe what you make: Furniture, lighting products, and accessories.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Probably my coat hooks, The Dots, for Danish brand Muuto. They’ve been increasingly popular for well over a decade and proved to be an important product for both Muuto and myself.
Describe the problem your work solves: I try to find the right blend of commercial aspects, technical aspects, and a design language that interests me.
Describe the project you are working on now: Currently, I’m working on lounge furniture for the contract market, some accessories, and a chair. Plus a number of projects in the follow-up stage.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I’ve just launched the Dees collection of chairs and tables with Norwegian brand Civil. The brand is still young, so I’m excited to see how they evolve and how my products do. Upcoming products are confidential until launch, but within a year we should be ready with one project in Italy, two in Denmark, and some more in Norway.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Good people and somewhere quiet to hide.
What you do when you’re not working: Family stuff, house stuff, outdoor stuff, normal stuff.
Sources of creative envy: Elon Musk, the Bouroullecs, and many others.
The distraction you want to eliminate: YouTube.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Would love to remember, but unfortunately forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens—I’m a science guy.
Dark or light? Both.